Kirsten L Greene

Kirsten L Greene, MD

Urologic Oncology
Primary Location:
Urology Clinic

500 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
Clinical Practice:
Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer Treatment, Prostate Cancer Treatment, Testicular Cancer, Robotic Urology Procedures, Penile Cancer, Urologic Cancer



Kirsten Greene, MD, MAS, FACS, serves as Associate Chief Medical Officer at UVA Health. She was appointed the Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the UVA Department of Urology in 2019. In this position, provides urological services to patients in the community and trains the next generation of urologists.

Greene specializes in caring for patients with cancer of the prostate, kidney, bladder, ureter, urethra, penis, scrotum and testicles. She is interested in organ preservation and minimally invasive/robotic surgery. Other clinical interests include cancer screening, quality of life assessment and novel imaging technology. Her research efforts focus on surgical device development, robotic surgical techniques and innovations, new forms of imaging for prostate cancer, cancer outcomes research, as well as physician well-being and burnout.

Born in New York and raised in Delaware, Greene completed her undergraduate studies at UVA, where she was an Echols and Jefferson Scholar and received a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies in 1995. She then earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2000.

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Greene was an intern and a resident in the Department of Surgery before completing a subsequent residency in the Department of Urology. She pursued a Master of Science in Clinical Research with a focus on urologic oncology prior to joining UCSF as a clinical instructor in the Department of Urology, where she was eventually promoted to full professor in 2018. That same year, she also was named to the Frank Hinman Jr., MD Endowed Professorship in Urologic Education.

During her time at UCSF, Greene helped develop the robotic partial nephrectomy program and went on to help develop and build their robotic cystectomy and robotic nephroureterectomy programs. She also served as associate chair for education, residency program director, vice chair and chief of the urology service at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC). She was one of the highest-volume robotic surgeons at UCSF and SFVAMC.

In her free time, Greene enjoys spending time with her husband and two Labrador Retrievers and exploring the local vineyards around Charlottesville.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine